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Moderna to ship 1.3M COVID-19 vaccine doses to Canada in March

Last Updated Feb 24, 2021 at 9:40 pm EDT

Moderna has confirmed it will ship 1.3 million doses to Canada next month.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the House of Commons Canada is getting 460,000 doses the week of March 8, and 840,000 the week of March 22.

The shipments will fulfil the company’s contract to ship two million doses by the end of March.

Patricia Gauthier, Moderna’s manager in Canada, says delays to the planned shipments this month were related only to slower-than-anticipated production as the company massively expands its manufacturing.

Trudeau also says there will be 1.5 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine delivered in the first two weeks of April.

Pfizer is shipping 2.2 million doses in March.